Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Food Indulgence

Hello All - hope everyone had a good weekend?  Wasn't the weather great?  Thanks for your comments last week about children, it's always good to hear that lots of others have trauma's every now and then!

This weekend for us, was all about food and drink!  Despite the hot weather I wanted to give work a rest and spend time in the kitchen, so Friday afternoon was spent helping the boys making some apple and cinnamon scones which turned out reasonably well, apart from the fact that they were slightly flat!

Whilst flicking through some recipes I spotted an easy, quick one for Strawberry and Vanilla jam - you can imagine where we went on Saturday - the good old PYO and got ourselves 2 baskets full of them.

I had some blueberries left so added those with the strawberries and the seeds of a vanilla pod - my, my, it did taste good.  The subsequent jam recipe, I just used strawberries and vanilla sugar.  It went down very well with the scones and a glass of Pimms later in the afternoon!

Not having fulfilled my quest to bake, I set too, making some Lemon Meringue cakes filled with lemon curd.  Anyone fancy one?

In the evening we all went to a Golden Wedding Anniversary party which was lovely.  I did partake in a little 'dancing' (embarrassing my 10 yr old at the same time!).  Well, I did have half of my body weight to burn off after consuming rather a lot of cakes!

Sunday was just spent doing a bit of this and a bit of that and a Pimms or two!

Boys have now been dropped off at school so I'm off for a huge cup of coffee to see me through the day.

Toodle Pip!


bellaboo said...

Home made strawberry jam,lemon merangue cakes and Pimms...I'm in heaven!

Bellaboo :0)

VintageVicki said...

Hoping to drag my family strawberry picking this weekend - think the promise of jam should be enough to persuade them. Strawberry is the household favourite and the one we run out of first :(

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Ooh what a lovely lot of baking and making. I'm impressed!

marigold jam said...

Looks delicious - all of it! Sadly just looking at the photos and I can feel the weight piling on to my tum!


Florence and Mary said...

I've yet to tackle jam making but have been doing some baking lately! Those lemon meringue cakes sound good!

Victoria xx

Vintage from the Village said...

mmm we have just bought a big bottle of Pimms !

Darcy said...

oo I love the look of those lemon cakes, I think lemon is my all time fave flavour. I have recipes on my blog if you care to try them.

A Country Girl said...

You've made me hungry now.
I am jam making this week too.

Serenata said...

Oh Sarah, more yummy ideas! Similar to Denise I can already feel them on my tum, just looking at them! I must remember to copy out your Elderflower cordial recipe before it is too late!

harmony and rosie said...

Yes I most certainly would like one of those delicious looking cakes. Thank you. x

sitting oh so pretty said...

I will have a cake please they look delicious and so does the jam mmmmmmm..........Looks like you have been busy baking and dancing!!! Sounds good to me!!!!! Have a lovely weekend. Karenxxx

mangocheeks said...

Blueberry and strawberry jam look good to me.